McAllister says those behind security alert will not drag us back to the past

Alliance North Belfast representative Nuala McAllister has said those behind a security alert in North Belfast will not drag us back to the past, despite their actions. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney was addressing an event at the Houben Centre on the Crumlin Road when the centre was evacuated. A funeral at the nearby […]

Active travel opportunities must be enhanced and promoted, says McAllister

North Belfast’s cycling infrastructure remains seriously underdeveloped, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said, as she called on Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon to implement plans that will actually make a difference. Nuala – the Alliance Party’s active travel spokesperson – said the problems are so bad that there is no way to safely access the city […]

‘We will continue to work together for an open, transparent process”

The Alliance Party, SDLP, Green Party and People Before Profit have said they are disappointed attempts to ensure all those in need across Belfast had fair access to support have been blocked by the DUP and Sinn Féin. Despite this, we will continue to work together to ensure transparency, accountability and that council resources can […]

Alliance secures greater funding transparency at City Hall

The Alliance Party has secured a new open and transparent process for how local organisations are funded by Belfast City Council. Speaking after the latest Strategic, Policy and Resources meeting, Councillor Nuala McAllister said the new Neighbourhood renewal fund would be a fair way to support all local people, after Alliance fought back against a […]

McAllister brands attack on memorial as a ‘despicable act of vandalism’

North Belfast Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has branded the attack on a memorial to the 1971 IRA killing of three Scottish soldiers on the 50th anniversary of the murders as a “despicable act of vandalism”. The memorial, in the Squire’s Hill area of north Belfast, was placed in memory of three members of the Royal […]

Crucial regrettable and avoidable mistakes by Council staff not repeated, says McAllister, after funeral report

It is crucial regrettable and avoidable mistakes made by Belfast City Council staff relating to the cremation of Bobby Storey are not repeated, Alliance Councillor Nuala McAllister has said. She was speaking after the release of an independent report into the Council’s handling of the veteran republican’s funeral last year. The report says major errors […]

McAllister condemns those behind armed robbery

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has condemned those behind the armed robbery of a cash-in-transit van in the city. The report of the incident was received around 7.50am. Academy Street and Exchange Street were closed while enquiries were ongoing. “I condemn the actions of those who carried out this incident,” said Councillor McAllister. “It […]

McAllister pleased after zoo amendment backed by majority of Councillors

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has said she is pleased after the majority of Councillors backed her amendment reaffirming support for Belfast Zoo and its long-term sustainability. Councillor McAllister was speaking after bringing the amendment to Belfast City Council’s Strategic Policy and Resources Committee. The amendment, backed by all parties except Sinn Féin, called […]

Ardoyne shooting totally unacceptable – McAllister

Alliance Councillor for North Belfast Nuala McAllister has said whoever shot a man in Ardoyne speaks for no one in the community. Councillor McAllister said: “This shooting is totally unacceptable. To carry out the attack in a house where a woman and four children lived is despicable and must be condemned in the strongest possible […]

Time to kickstart the new Belfast – McAllister

Alliance Councillor for North Belfast, Nuala McAllister has said that now is the time to kickstart the new Belfast that citizens deserve, after plans to revitalise Belfast City Centre took the next steps in City Growth and Regeneration Committee tonight. Councillor McAllister said: “Belfast city centre has the potential to be the heart of everything […]